The city of Durango, which was very recently inscribed as a part of the World Heritage “Silver Route”, is a colonial Spanish American city that was a very important center for the mining industry. The Indian town of San Juan Bautista de Analco was an independent territory later annexed to the city of Durango, becoming one of its neighborhoods. The founding of each of the places was the result of different reasons: on one hand, economics was the purpose for the establishment of the city of Durango; and on the other hand, religion was the purpose for the establishment of the Indian town of Analco. The differences between these two places are not only limited to their origins, but also, from the point of view of physical development, include their urban growth and development. In this research we analyze, from an urban point of view, the historical factors for their respective blocks’ typologies and shapes, as well as the differences and/or similarities in their building typologies, to discover the degree of influence one might have had over the other.
|Keywords:||Historical City, Historical Suburb, Development Pattern, Urbanization Process, Block Typology|
Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
Professor, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Science, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan